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February 14, 2015 Updates

After initially planning to start Kevin Durant in place of the injured Anthony Davis in Sunday's All-Star Game, Western Conference coach Steve Kerr called an audible Saturday afternoon and decided to make LaMarcus Aldridge his fifth starter. Aldridge, a Portland Trail Blazers forward, is taking the place of Davis in the starting lineup because of a shoulder sprain that caused the New Orleans Pelicans star to miss his team's last two games before the All-Star break. ESPN.com

And speaking of cold, Aldridge didn’t think the cold weather in New York was an issue that would deter free agents from considering the city as a destination. Instead, Aldridge endorsed New York as a place that other players enjoy going to for All-Star Weekend. “It’s cold everywhere, I don’t think [it’ll scare off free agents],” Aldridge said. “This is one of those things I think most guys look forward to coming to. It’s a fun city, always a lot going on, fashion capital, so I think guys love it here. … I think playing here is awesome. These fans are very loyal and very honest. I think anyone would love playing here. This is the basketball capital. There’s so much history.” Basketball Insiders

Tommy Beer: “I think playing (in New York) is awesome. The fans are very loyal. And they’re honest.” LaMarcus Aldridge (con't) Twitter @TommyBeer

Mike Richman: Sounds like Tim Duncan will start for the west. LaMarcus Aldridge said "I'm not starting, but I can't say" while glancing at TD. Twitter @mikegrich

February 13, 2015 Updates
February 12, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: Steve Kerr tells @NBAonESPNRadio he's still deciding between Kevin Durant or LaMarcus Aldridge to start for injured Anthony Davis. But Kerr says coaching ex-teammate Tim Duncan is what he most looks forward to at ASW and does like idea of making Duncan chase around Melo. Kerr was laughing as he said it but admits messing with Duncan is one of his ASW priorities. As you'll hear in his full @NBAonESPNRadio chat Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

January 29, 2015 Updates

“It’s crazy [Lillard] didn’t get in,” Aldridge told Yahoo Sports via text. “He’s played great for us all season and has been one of the reasons for our success.” Yahoo! Sports

Marc Stein: ESPN sources say LaMarcus Aldridge has made the Western Conference All-Star team ... but DeMarcus Cousins appears to have missed out Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

January 25, 2015 Updates

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